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Jason Mazzone

University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: July 18, 2017


This symposium essay draws on the failure of the proposed constitutional reforms in Italy in 2016 to consider the problem of amendmentphobia -- fear of constitutional change -- and its implications for democratic governance.

Keywords: constitutional amendment; Italian constitutional system; amendmentphobia; constitutional change

Suggested Citation

Mazzone, Jason, Amendmentphobia (July 18, 2017). 3 Italian Law Journal 133 (2017), University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-5, Available at SSRN:

Jason Mazzone (Contact Author)

University of Illinois College of Law ( email )

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